15
Nov
09

The beauty of a packed house

Sharing a bathroom with 3 people, labeling your food with your initials, and asking for rent from 7 other people can be a real pain. That’s what apartment life in Austin is all about. But I urge college students to use your 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 8-person house to your advantage this holiday season and have a potluck dinner!

Mostly homemade potluck dinner

Mostly homemade potluck dinner

My friends and I decided to each prepare one dish for our pre-Thanksgiving meal, and it turned out fabulous! The best chefs/best future wives of the bunch made fabulous casseroles, mac and cheese, pies, stuffing, salad, desserts…

Mac n cheese, Sweet potatoes, and squash

Mac n cheese, Sweet potatoes, and squash

Spinach, and more veggie casseroles

Spinach, and more veggie casseroles

Salad

Salad

The desserts

The desserts

and of course turkey!

Turkey

Turkey

And those of us who can’t cook got someone else to prepare two dishes or picked up a dish at a restaurant or grocery store (like me!)

Everyone played a vital role, even the roommate who purchased all the disposable kitchenware. The meal started at 5pm and didn’t end until everyone had finished at least 3 plate fulls. As this will probably be our meal for the next week, you would think that this spoiled Nov. 26. But no, we’re all looking forward to mama’s cookin’!

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1 Response to “The beauty of a packed house”


  1. 1 Grant
    November 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

    This is a really great idea! My friends and I do a similar thing every week, Sunday through Wednesday. One of us picks a night to cook and prepares a nice meal (about $20 for a four person meal). Its really fun because $20 takes care of dinner for the majority of the week, since it’s all home-cooked you actually get a much nicer meal than you pay for, and the best part is you get to spend some time with friends every night and unwind while trying new foods!


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